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Martian Milk Run

Martian Milk Run

Digital Map for Screen Display
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Another Cartographers' Guild challenge entry. The subject was "Trading"

My idea was a route planning map for a martian delivery vehicle.... a literal milk run:

Selling colloidal suspended animal fats dome to dome is not for the faint of heart, especially in the Martian hinterlands.

What, between trammels, steep grades, and residual radiation from the abandoned Stravinov Dome, a trader has to plot a careful route, taking into account terrain, politics, and a good appreciation for Hunan food. If it wasn't for the checkpoints along the way, and Control tracking my every step, I could roll into one of the Krenshaw crevasses and never be heard from again. I'll tel you though, the real trick is minimizing the H2 burn on Control's behalf while still making those "personal" deliveries between the domes that pad my pockets...

- Dorian Ellesmere, Martian Dairy Trader

It has been pointed out that this would also be a suitable style illustration for a board game.

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